As told to Alessandra Beltrame.
We were in the foyer of a theater. They pointed Marcello Mastroianni out to me. I wanted to meet him. I walked over to him.
“You are an exceptional man,” I said, “please allow me to introduce myself: my name is Giannola Nonino.”
“Nonino, the grappa?” he asked. “I’m the one who should bow before such talent.”
And he actually bowed, right there, in front of everyone. And he kissed my hand.
Now can you see why I love my job so much? It fills me with stupendous emotion.
Image via Matteo Tilley.